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by macinblack
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted - 165mm cranks - Boost compatible.
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Wanted - 165mm cranks - Boost compatible.

After some discussion on here about crank length - I've measured up and it seems I should be using 165mm crank length.

I've seen some new ones that I'm hovering over but if anyone has a set they want to sell, please let me know.

Cheers Mac.
by macinblack
Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Millyard DH bike
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Millyard DH bike

I've watched a few of his motorbike videos - very interesting - Thought this might interest one or two on here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S39oR_7Vwf8
by macinblack
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 838
Views: 17323

Re: BB200 2020

I also feel that a lot of people make it harder for themselves, thinking that 24 hours is the target, underestimating how hard that is, and then bail when it seems unachievable. If people set off with the mindset to just complete the route, there would be a lot more finishers. Good point - I'm just...
by macinblack
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Joe's shop for bikepacking gear
Replies: 96
Views: 1648

Re: Joe's shop for bikepacking gear

If you need the payment re-submitting by debit/credit card - Let me know.
by macinblack
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Joe's shop for bikepacking gear
Replies: 96
Views: 1648

Re: Joe's shop for bikepacking gear

Couple of bits and bobs I'd order there - What's the payment method?
by macinblack
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 838
Views: 17323

Re: BB200 2020

Next weeks attempt on hold then (Tier 2 here.) - Probably just as well as we are expecting an unfortunate event in the family at any time.

I guess it gives me a little more time to get a tad fitter seeing as I'm expecting a grueller.
by macinblack
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 838
Views: 17323

Re: BB200 2020

RIP wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:12 pm
:lol:

(PS I've been confused with Kendo Nagasaki when riding with my balaclava on...)
Could have been worse, you might have been mistaken for Kendo Saginaka
by macinblack
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: fs, Acepac bar harness and waterproof bag. SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 148

Re: fs, Acepac bar harness and waterproof bag.

Hello Tony - I'll take it please _ Cheers Mac.
by macinblack
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Remember when we were discussing ...
Replies: 108
Views: 1801

Re: Remember when we were discussing ...

There are a number of charities that provide for youth, disadvantaged or minority groups. There are a number of outdoor centres that provide for these charities. All the admin/transport/insurance/other obstacles of setting up from new are in place within the above. Offering a 'bikepacking' activity...
by macinblack
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 838
Views: 17323

Re: BB200 2020

If I have enough dry weather to finish the job I am doing at the moment I hope to set off towards the end of next week from Builth Wells early morning in the wildly optimistic hope that I might get to Crickhowell for late food . I know most of the route after the much discussed track/river to beyon...
by macinblack
Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 838
Views: 17323

Re: BB200 2020

Some of the comments below the video made me smile - quite obviously a few were written by people who've never ridden (a) in Wales (b) off-road (c) a BB200 :wink: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v22jgUflcXU&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1jKFSURKuR2oeHzbEMsq6KU-JhdIZJ0loh-YREDE52ieQGVrFQi0dv-Y4 She sa...
by macinblack
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 838
Views: 17323

Re: BB200 2020

Best BB200 advice ever in the YT comments: Manly Dude 200k in 24hrs? Very simple....you don't need anything but caffeine, water, and a small amount of food. Everything on the required list, just pack the lightest stuff you can find and don't touch it. You simply grind it out. You'll be done in 16hrs.
by macinblack
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 308
Views: 10525

Re: What are you listening to now?

Youtube surfing - Found this.

Someone get Reg a box of tissues.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTiWZkC9PGQ
by macinblack
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Need and want.
Replies: 10
Views: 371

Re: Need and want.

Someone our way has something very similar except it looks like it's made from girders, I think it's an fat tyred ebike - It reminds me of a Brompton crossed with the Incredible Hulk. Actually, I don't think it has a triangle, so, in fact, it only looks like this one superficially.
by macinblack
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 73
Views: 1254

Re: What are you drinking now?

I will shortly be sinking some Titanic plum porter.
by macinblack
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 308
Views: 10525

Re: What are you listening to now?

I always thought her bass was awful, in a good way.

Compulsory listening - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPaSQcn8ONM&t=37s

And a good watch - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWZqYCsT2uk
by macinblack
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 308
Views: 10525

Re: What are you listening to now?

Some memories revived there Reg. Radiators from Space TV Screen EP was a lively affair for the time. Currently listening to the Angelic Process, who very much had their own sound. It's a shame that sometimes such music is an indicator of the composers frame of mind, it was a husband and wife band an...
by macinblack
Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: UK right to roam campaign
Replies: 68
Views: 1686

Re: UK right to roam campaign

Signed but seeing as my MP wanted to sell off the Forestry Commission and is a gerroffmalaind farmer who never appreciates me throwing the carrots and potatoes at him that his tractors drop on the road, I don't think the e-mail that I will send him will do much good.
by macinblack
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Isn`t there enough going on at the mo?
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Re: Isn`t there enough going on at the mo?

Apparently the nipples are one of the easiest routes for the virus to enter the body, so I for one support the action. Wasn't gaffa tape invented for these circumstances?
by macinblack
Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 838
Views: 17323

Re: BB200 2020

Great!

(And - Bugger, better get training!)
by macinblack
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cambrian Eagle Mystery Solved
Replies: 37
Views: 1042

Re: Cambrian Eagle Mystery Solved

:cry:

They live for about 30 years. I hope it wasn't foul play but a thread on the other place about raptors doesn't bode well.
by macinblack
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 308
Views: 10525

Re: What are you listening to now?

Been revisiting Killing Joke tonight, ages since I listened to them.
Highlights included:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBm56qSS58Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NA1_3LG5BrY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kaz9z_8Lwt8
by macinblack
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cambrian Eagle Mystery Solved
Replies: 37
Views: 1042

Cambrian Eagle Mystery Solved

Back on the 2015 BB200, me and Steve NITB were bimbling along when a massive bird of prey came over the tops. I immediately thought Golden Eagle but we mused that they were instinct in Wales but couldn't really think what else it was. We weren't as high as a kite and bird watching definitely isn't a...
by macinblack
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 308
Views: 10525

Re: What are you listening to now?

Clicked on this with luke-warm interest as their sound became too clean for me years ago. Turns out it's quite catchy and so I might have to listen to the full album when it lands. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwG0J78ibMw Had to go back and have a listen to when they were murkier though. https://...